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Nobility Newsletter: "Queen Elizabeth II urges contemplation, prayer and time for reflection during 2014" and other posts
- Queen Elizabeth II urges contemplation, prayer and time for reflection during 2014
- Merry Christmas!
- Alfred the Great’s first battle and victory against the pagans at Ashdown
- The Church Is Embedded in the Temporal Order
- Video – Pious story of Christmas: Jesus Child of the Thorn
- December 27 – Who was Fabiola?
- December 29 – Blessed William Howard
- December 29 – His Staff Did More Damage Than His Sword
- December 29 – David, the ancestor of Jesus
Posted: 25 Dec 2013 09:15 PM PST
We all need to get the balance right between action and reflection. With so many distractions, it is easy to forget to pause and take stock. Be it through contemplation, prayer, or even keeping a diary, many have found the practice of quiet personal reflection surprisingly rewarding…. Reflection can take many forms. …the arrival of [...]
Posted: 25 Dec 2013 09:13 PM PST
Posted: 25 Dec 2013 09:12 PM PST
Christmas 870-71 must have been a time of intense anxiety to the whole Christian people of Wessex. The young King [Ethelred] had indeed shown himself already a prompt and energetic leader in his march to Nottingham at the call of his brother-in-law. But, unless perhaps in the skirmishes outside that beleaguered town in the autumn [...]
Posted: 25 Dec 2013 09:11 PM PST
While we acknowledge that the Church's sphere is essentially spiritual, this fact does not change the reality that the Church is a visible community of the faithful. She is a living force, an organized hierarchical institution, and a public forum that projects Her immense influence into society and history. She is found in the world, [...]
Posted: 25 Dec 2013 09:10 PM PST
Posted: 25 Dec 2013 09:09 PM PST
St. Fabiola of Rome A Roman matron of rank, died 27 December, 399 or 400. She was one of the company of noble Roman women who, under the influence of St. Jerome, gave up all earthly pleasures and devoted themselves to the practice of Christian asceticism and to charitable work. At the time of St. [...]
Posted: 25 Dec 2013 09:08 PM PST
Blessed William Howard 1st Viscount Stafford, martyr; born 30 November, 1614; beheaded Tower-Hill, 29 December, 1680. He was grandson of the Saint Philip Howard, Earl of Arundel, mentioned above, fifth son of Earl Thomas (the first great art collector of England), and uncle of Thomas Philip, Cardinal Howard. Brought up as a Catholic, he was [...]
Posted: 25 Dec 2013 09:07 PM PST
St. Thomas à Becket Martyr, Archbishop of Canterbury, also known as Saint Thomas of Canterbury, Thomas of London, born at London, 21 December, c. 1118; died at Canterbury, 29 December, 1170. St. Thomas was born of parents who, coming from Normandy, had settled in England some years previously. No reliance can be placed upon the [...]
Posted: 25 Dec 2013 09:06 PM PST
King David In the Bible the name David is borne only by the second king of Israel, the great-grandson of Boaz and Ruth (Ruth, iv, 18 sqq.). He was the youngest of the eight sons of Isai, or Jesse (I Kings, xvi, 8; cf. I Par., ii, 13), a small proprietor, of the tribe of [...]
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